Oakland, CA—Today Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana announced a new executive leadership team of the Oakland Police Department headed by Sean Whent, who has been appointed Interim Chief of Police, effective immediately.
On May 9, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Oakland Police officers responded to the area around Lake Merritt on a report of a robbery that just occurred. The victims on scene were able to provide officers with a description of the suspects, the suspect vehicle, and a license plate number.
Oakland CA – On Friday, May 10, 2013, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will open its doors to the community at its second annual Open House Event. The Open House, sponsored by OPD and the Oakland Police Foundation, will be held at the Police Administration Building on 455 - 7th Street.
On April 30, 2013, at 7:00 AM, Oakland Police officers were alerted by
ShotSpotter Technology that multiple gun shots were heard in the 2400 block of
26th Avenue. Oakland’s Dispatch Center also received multiple calls from area
residents reporting shots heard.
Oakland, Ca.- On April 19, 2013, at 11:40 AM, Oakland Police officers were
conducting a follow up investigation regarding a robbery and shooting that had
occurred on April 4, 2013 in the area of School and Champion streets. The
investigation led officers to a residence in the 2800 block of 22nd Avenue, where a
search warrant was served.
Oakland, CA — On Friday, May 3, 2013, at 6:30 PM, the Asian Advisory
Committee on Crime will be hosting its annual banquet to recognize the Asian
Youth Services Committee (AYSC) at Peony's Restaurant in Oakland. The banquet
is the biggest fund raiser of the year; proceeds are used to fund AYSC scholarships
and youth activities.
Oakland, CA —Tonight at 6:30 PM in the 1300 block of Franklin Street, Tiffany
Woods, Program Manager of Tri-City Health Center; TransVision; and the
community will be holding a candlelight vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of
the homicide of Brandy Martell. Brandy was a 37-year-old African-American
transgender woman and a former Peer Advocate for TransVision. The Oakland
Police Department will be present at the vigil.
Oakland, CA—Today Oakland Police Chief Howard A. Jordan, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gerald R. Bessette, and Oakland Police Lieutenant Tony Jones discussed the 16 high risk weapons and narcotics search warrants that were served last night.